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Raymond Bernard Evans (February 4, 1915 – February 15, 2007) was an American songwriter. He was a partner in a composing and songwriting duo with Jay Livingston, known for the songs they composed for films. Evans wrote the lyrics and Livingston the music for the songs.[1]

Contents

1 Biography 2 Legacy and death 3 Works

3.1 Works on Screen 3.2 Works on Stage 3.3 Works on Television

4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Evans was born to a Jewish family[2][3] in Salamanca, New York, to Philip and Frances Lipsitz Evans.[4] He was valedictorian of his high school class, where he played clarinet in the band. The Salamanca High School yearbook from 1931 states: "His original themes and brilliant oral talks are the despair of his classmates. Ray's quite a humorist, too. At times, his satire is positively killing."[5] He received a bachelor's degree in Economics
Economics
from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Wharton School
in 1936, writing a senior thesis on "The relation between the central bank, member banks and the money market."[1] Evans met Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
while a student at Penn. Together they played in the University's college dance orchestra, "The Continentals." During school vacations the orchestra was engaged to play on several international cruises. After graduation the duo continued their partnership, seeking a career as a song-writing team in New York and later Hollywood.[6] Their first big break came after auditioning for comedians Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson in 1939. Their song "G'Bye Now" made it into Olsen and Johnson's Broadway revue Hellzapoppin'. In 1946 Livingston and Evans signed a contract with Paramount Studios in Hollywood.[7] Livingston and Evans, both members of ASCAP, won three Academy Awards,[8] in 1948 for the song "Buttons and Bows", written for the movie The Paleface; in 1950 for the song "Mona Lisa", written for the movie Captain Carey, U.S.A.; and in 1956 for the song "Que Sera Sera", featured in the Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
movie The Man Who Knew Too Much and sung by Doris Day. Another popular song that he and Livingston wrote for a film was the song "Tammy", written for the 1957 movie Tammy and the Bachelor. The song was nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Song. Livingston and Evans also wrote popular TV themes for shows including Bonanza
Bonanza
and Mr. Ed. Their Christmas song "Silver Bells" intended for the 1951 Bob Hope film The Lemon Drop Kid, has become a Christmas standard.[9] Evans appeared as himself with Livingston in Sunset Blvd. (1950) in the New Year's Eve party scene.[citation needed] In 1958, the songwriting team was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for the musical Oh, Captain!
Oh, Captain!
Evans also collaborated separately with Michael Feinstein, Henry Mancini, Max Steiner, and Victor Young. The song "Dear Heart" from the 1964 film of the same name was written by Livingston and Evans with Henry Mancini; it was nominated for an Oscar and for the Song of the Year Grammy Award, and was recorded multiple times, charting for Andy Williams, Jack Jones, and Henry Mancini. Legacy and death[edit] Evans is an inductee in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[10] He and Livingston have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[11] He died at age 92 in Los Angeles, California, on the 42nd anniversary of the death of Nat King Cole, who had made "Mona Lisa" so famous.[12] He was married for nearly 56 years to actress, writer, and playwright Wyn Ritchie Evans.[13] His legacy is maintained and developed by the Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation in Culver City, California. The Ray Evans Seneca Theater in his hometown of Salamanca, NY is named after him. Works[edit]

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Ray Evans wrote more than 700 songs for screen, stage, and television. Most were composed with writing partner Jay Livingston.[14] Works on Screen[edit]

Date Movie Production Song

1941 Secrets of a Co-Ed Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) Brazilly Willy

1944 I Accuse My Parents Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)

Are You Happy In Your Work? Love Came Between Us Where Can You Be?

1944 Swing Hostess Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)

I'll Eat My Hat I've Got An Invitation Let's Capture This Moment Music To My Ears Say It With Love Swing Hostess The Highway Polka

1944 Why Girls Leave Home Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)

Call Me The Cat and The Canary What Am I Sayin'?

1945 Crime, Inc. Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC)

I'm Guilty Lonely Little Camera Girl

1945 Kitty Paramount Pictures Kitty

1945 People Are Funny Paramount Pictures Hey Jose

1945 The Stork Club Paramount Pictures A Square In The Social Circle

1946 Double Rhythm Paramount Pictures Have The Last Kiss On Me

1946 Monsieur Beaucaire Paramount Pictures

A Coach and Four Warm As Wine We'll Drink Every Drop In The Shop

1946 My Favorite Brunette Paramount Pictures

Beside You My Favorite Brunette

1946 To Each His Own Paramount Pictures To Each His Own

1947 Champagne For Two Paramount Pictures Ho! Ho! Jose!

1947 Dream Girl Paramount Pictures

Dream Girl Drunk With Love

1947 Easy Come, Easy Go Paramount Pictures Easy Come, Easy Go

1947 Golden Earrings Paramount Pictures Golden Earrings

1947 Paris In The Spring Paramount Pictures At The Carnival

1947 Smooth Sailing Paramount Pictures Great Feeling

1947 The Big Clock Paramount Pictures The Big Clock

1947 The Imperfect Lady Paramount Pictures Piccadilly Tilly

1947 Whispering Smith Paramount Pictures Laramie

1948 Beyond Glory Paramount Pictures Beyond Glory

1948 Catalina Interlude Paramount Pictures Catalina

1948 Isn't It Romantic? Paramount Pictures

At The Nickelodeon I Shoulda Quit When I Was Ahead I Think of You Indiana Dinner Miss Julie July Wonderin' When

1948 Sorrowful Jones Paramount Pictures

Havin' A Wonderful Wish (Time You Were Here) Rock-a-Bye Bangtail

1948 Speed to Spare Pine-Thomas Productions-Paramount Pictures Golden Earrings

1948 The Paleface Paramount Pictures

Buttons and Bows Meetcha 'Round The Corner

1949 Bride of Vengeance Paramount Pictures

Give My Love Give Thy Love The Wine of Old Giuseppe

1949 Copper Canyon Paramount Pictures Copper Canyon

1949 Dear Wife Paramount Pictures

Dear Wife Havin' A Wonderful Wish (Time You Were Here) My Own True Love

1949 My Friend Irma Paramount Pictures

Here's To Love Just For Fun My Friend Irma My Own, My Only, My All

1949 Paid In Full Paramount Pictures You're Wonderful

1949 Song of Surrender Paramount Pictures Song of Surrender

1949 Streets of Laredo Paramount Pictures The Streets of Laredo

1949 Sunset Blvd. Paramount Pictures

Buttons and Bows The Paramount Don't Want Me Blues

1949 The Great Lover Paramount Pictures

A Thousand Violins Lucky Us

1949 The Heiress Paramount Pictures My Love Loves Me

1950 Ace In The Hole Paramount Pictures We're Coming Leo

1950 Captain Carey, U.S.A. Paramount Pictures Mona Lisa

1950 Fancy Pants Paramount Pictures

Fancy Pants Home Cookin'

1950 Lucy Gallant Paramount Pictures How Can I Tell Her?

1950 My Friend Irma Goes West Paramount Pictures

Baby, Obey Me! I'll Always Love You (Day After Day) Singing a Vagabond Song The Fiddle and Gittar Band

1950 No Man of Her Own Paramount Pictures The Lie

1950 Samson and Delilah Paramount Pictures The Song of Delilah

1950 The Furies Paramount Pictures T.C. Round-Up Time

1950 The Redhead and the Cowboy Paramount Pictures Trav'lin' Free

1951 Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick Paramount Pictures

Chores I'd Like To Baby You Life Is A Beautiful Thing Marshmallow Moon My Beloved Purt' Nigh, But Not Plumb Saturday Night In Punkin Crick Soda Shop Step Right Up Still Water The Spider and the Fly Why Should I Believe In Love? Will You Be At Home In Heaven?

1951 Anything Can Happen Paramount Pictures Love Laughs At Kings

1951 Crosswinds Paramount Pictures Crosswinds

1951 Here Comes The Groom Paramount Pictures

Bonne Nuit Here Comes The Groom Misto Cristofo Columbo Your Own Little House

1951 My Favorite Spy Paramount Pictures Just A Moment More

1951 Rhubarb Paramount Pictures

Friendly Finance Company It's A Priv'lege To Live In Brooklyn

1951 Sangaree Pine Thomas Productions-Paramount Pictures Sangaree

1951 Somebody Loves Me Paramount Pictures

Honey, Oh, My Honey Love Her! Love Him! Thanks To You

1951 Son of Paleface Paramount Pictures

California Rose What A Dirty Shame Wing-Ding Tonight

1951 That's My Boy Paramount Pictures Ridgeville Fight Song

1951 The Lemon Drop Kid Paramount Pictures

It Doesn't Cost A Dime To Dream Silver Bells They Obviously Want Me To Sing

1951 When Worlds Collide Paramount Pictures When Worlds Collide

1952 Houdini Paramount Pictures The Golden Years

1952 Off Limits Paramount Pictures

All About Love Right or Wrong The Military Policeman

1952 The Stars Are Singing Paramount Pictures

Haven't Got A Worry I Do! I Do! I Do! I Don't See What You See In Me Lovely Weather For Ducks My Heart Is Home My Kind of Day Woof

1952 Those Redheads from Seattle Paramount Pictures Mister Banjo Man

1952 Thunder In The East Paramount Pictures The Ruby and the Pearl

1952 What Price Glory 20th Century Fox

All My Love My Love, My Life You and Me Together

1953 Here Come The Girls Paramount Pictures

Ali Baba Don't Take My Heart Girls! Heavenly Days Here Come The Girls It's Torment Never So Beautiful See The Circus When You Love Someone Ya Got Class!

1953 Red Garters Paramount Pictures

A Dime and a Dollar Bad News Brave Man Ginger Pete Good Intentions Lady Killer Let Me Love You Man and Woman Meet A Happy Guy Red Garters The Robin Randall Song This Is Greater Than I Thought Vaquero!

1954 Casanova's Big Night Paramount Pictures Pretty Mandolin

1954 Mister Roberts Warner Bros. Let Me Hear You Whisper

1954 Sabrina Paramount Pictures Dream Girl

1954 Three Ring Circus Paramount Pictures Hey, Punchinello

1955 Raw Wind in Eden Universal International Pictures The Magic Touch

1955 The Man Who Knew Too Much Paramount Pictures

Holy Cow Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) We'll Love Again

1955 The Second Greatest Sex Universal International Pictures The Second Greatest Sex

1956 Istanbul Universal International Pictures I Was A Little Too Lonely (And You Were A Little Too Late)

1956 Tammy and the Bachelor Universal International Pictures

French Heels Tammy

1956 The Mole People Universal International Pictures The Mole People

1956 The Scarlet Hour Paramount Pictures Never Let Me Go

1957 Omar Khayyam Paramount Pictures

Tell My Love The Loves of Omar Khayyam

1957 Saddle the Wind MGM Saddle the Wind

1957 The James Dean Story Warner Bros. Let Me Be Loved

1957 This Happy Feeling Universal International Pictures This Happy Feeling

1958 Another Time Another Place Paramount Pictures Another Time Another Place

1958 Girls On The Loose Universal Pictures I Was A Little Too Lonely (And You Were A Little Too Late)

1958 Houseboat Paramount Pictures

Almost In Your Arms Bing! Bang! Bong!

1958 Once Upon A Horse Universal International Pictures Once Upon A Horse

1958 The Big Beat Universal International Pictures As I Love You

1958 Vertigo Paramount Pictures Vertigo

1959 A Private's Affair 20th Century Fox

36-24-36 If You're Willing to Be Mine Love Is A Private Affair The Same Old Army Warm and Willing

1959 The Blue Angel 20th Century Fox Lola-Lola

1959 Take a Giant Step United Artists Take a Giant Step

1960 All Hands On Deck 20th Century Fox

All Hands On Deck I Got It Made Little Friend Somewhere There's Home There's No One Like You You Mean Everything To Me

1961 The Two Little Bears 20th Century Fox Honey Bear

1961 Too Late Blues Paramount Pictures

Free How Shall We Begin? Love Is Mardis Gras Moonlight In Mexico More and More Amor Take Your Time That's Loneliness Those Bad Old Days Three Dollar Bill

1962 Krazy Kat King Features-Paramount

Kolin Kelly Krazy Kat Mrs. Kwakk-Kwakk Offissa Pup

1962 Wait Until Dark Warner Bros. Wait Until Dark

1964 Dear Heart Warner Bros. Dear Heart

1964 Tammy and the Doctor Universal Pictures Tammy

1964 Those Calloways Walt Disney Angel

1964 Youngblood Hawke Warner Bros. On My Way (The Youngblood Hawke theme)

1965 Charade Universal Pictures Punch and Judy

1965 Harlow Paramount Pictures Lonely Girl

1965 Never Too Late Paramount Pictures Never Too Late

1965 The Night of the Grizzly Paramount Pictures Angela

1965 The Third Day Warner Bros. Love Me Now

1966 Arabesque Universal Pictures We've Loved Before

1966 Is Paris Burning? Paramount Pictures Paris Smiles

1966 The Oscar Embassy Pictures

Maybe September The Glass Mountain

1966 This Property is Condemned Paramount Pictures Wish Me A Rainbow

1966 Torn Curtain Universal International Pictures The Green Years

1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? United Artists In the Arms of Love

1976 The Far Side of Paradise New World Pictures Foxtrot

1976 W.C. Fields and Me Universal International Pictures The Joke's On Me

1984 The Secret Diary of Sigmund Freud 20th Century Fox Angel In The Night

1986 Mona Lisa Handmade Film
Film
and Palace Productions Mona Lisa

Works on Stage[edit]

Date Musical Production Song

1940 Hellzapoppin' Olsen and Johnson

Bounce G'bye Now My Heart's On Ice My Heartzapoppin' The Window Wiper Song

1941 Sons o' Fun Olsen and Johnson Additional Music by Jay Levinson and Ray Evans

1942 New Hellzapoppin' of 1943 Olsen and Johnson Hellzapoppin' Polka

1951 I Love Lydia Players Ring, Hollywood, California

Gee, It's Gonna Be Wonderful Give The Little Girls A Great Big Hand I Love Lydia I Was Waiting for You I Wouldn't Have Had To Let Me Put It This Way Leçon de danse My Most Delectable Dream One Last Fling Riviera The Order of the Garter Viva La Buck Viva La Duel

1954 Oh, Captain! Alvin Theatre

A Very Proper Town All Over Again All The Time Anywhere But Here Captain Henry St. James Double Standard Femininity Give It All You Got Hey, Madame I've Been There (And I'm Back) It's Never Quite The Same Life Does A Man A Favor Love Is Hell Oh Captain Prologue Oh Captain! (Overture) Surprise The Morning Music of Montmartre Three Paradises We're Not Children You Don't Know Him You're So Right For Me

1954 That's Life Los Angeles Revue

Chihuahua Choo-Choo Clink, Clank, Clunk The Livin' Lovin' Doll

1961 Let It Ride Eugene O'Neill Theater

Broads Ain't People Ev'rything Beautiful Happy Birthday Erwin! He Needs You Hey Jimmy Joe John Jim Jack His Own Little Island I Wouldn't Have Had To I Wouldn't Settle for Less I'll Learn Ya If Flutterby Wins It Just Didn't Happen That Way Just An Honest Mistake Let It Ride! Love, Let Me Know Run! Run! Run! The Best Undressed Girl In Town The Nicest Thing There's Something About A Horse Who's Doing What To Erwin? You're The Nicest Thing

1976 Kentucky Lucky Unproduced

Any Other Way Country Mornin' Young East To Asheville, South To Atlanta Firin' Up The Seminole Express Kentucky Lucky Put It In A Box The Female He-Male Hoedown Song The Single Girl This Is Home

1979 Sugar Babies Mark Hellinger Theatre

Sugar Baby Bounce Warm and Willing

1984 The Italian Look Unproduced

Afternoon In Athens All About Women Cara Mia It's In To Be In Just As You Are Kind O' Nice Look-A-Here Joe See Ya, Love Ya The Four Generals The Garbage Disposal The Italian Look (Finale) Viva La Difference

1984 West of East Unproduced

Almost In Love Broken Promises That's What I'm Afraid Of The Day After Tomorrow West of East What Am I Afraid Of Wild West Showing

1987 The Red Parasol Unproduced

Bon! Bon! Bon! It Just Didn't Happen That Way Tango For Lechers The Natives Are Restless Tonight The Red Parasol The Story Yes

1987 What Fools These Mortals Be Unproduced

Brotherhood It's A Miracle Let's Be Lovers Let's Paint The Whole World With Love Love Is Blind Lysander Loves Hermia, Helena Loves Demetrius Unfair!

1988 The Odyssey of Runyon Jones Valley Music Theater

Don't Brother Me I Gave You A River I Got A Plan Law and Order Old Gypsy Man Pootsy The Book of Regulations The Odyssey of Runyon Jones What Is A Dog? What Is A Robot?

1990 The Passions of Perichole Unproduced

As The Bird Flies But I Miss Him For The Man I Love I Need Your Love I'll Make Every Moment Me Mother Earth Soul Music That's Where I Belong The Battle Hymn of Him And Her The Poor Proud People of Peru The World Belongs To Me What Can I Do That's New What Has She Got

Works on Television[edit]

Date Show Production Song

1954 Satins And Spurs NBC

Back Home I've Had Enough Nobody Cares Satins and Spurs The Little Rock Roll Whoop Diddy Ay Wildcat Smathers You're So Right For Me

1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show NBC Anniversary Rose

1958 Peter Gunn NBC

Bye, Bye Dreamsville Straight To Baby

1959 Bonanza NBC

Bonanza My Sons, My Sons

1959 Mr. Lucky CBS Mr. Lucky

1959 The Chevy Show NBC That Ain't Right

1959 General Electric Theater MCA-TV

I Heard One Hand Tied Behind My Back

1960 Mister Ed CBS

Anonymous Fiddle Foot Mister Ed

1965 Tammy ABC Tammy

1970 To Rome With Love CBS To Rome With Love

1977 The Busters: Ransom for Alice NBC A Dude And A Doll

1979 A Family Circus Christmas Cullen-Kasdan Productions The Dreamer

1988 Bonanza: The Next Generation NBC Bonanza

1993 Bonanza: The Return NBC Bonanza

1995 Bonanza: Under Attack NBC Bonanza

References[edit]

^ a b Ray Evans papers, 1921-2012, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania. ^ Bloom, Nate (2006-12-19). "The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs". InterfaithFamily. Retrieved 2006-12-19.  ^ Bloom, Nate (December 22, 2014). "All those Holiday/Christmas Songs: So Many Jewish Songwriters!". Jewish World Review.  ^ "NNDB". Retrieved 29 September 2014.  ^ The Seneca. Salamanca, NY: Published by the senior class of Salamanca High School. 1931.  ^ Whorf, Michael (2012). American Popular Song Lyricists: Oral Histories, 1920s-1960s. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.  ^ Gottlieb, Robert and Robert Kimball, eds. (2002). Reading Lyrics. New York: Pantheon Books. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Spencer Leigh (19 October 2001). "Obituary: Jay Livingston". The Independent.  ^ Furia, Philip & Lasser, Michael (2006). America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley. Routledge. p. 233.  ^ "Ray Evans". Songwritershalloffame.org. Retrieved 2014-08-02.  ^ "Hollywood Walk of Fame". Retrieved 29 September 2014.  ^ "Que Sera composer Ray Evans dies". BBC News. 2007-02-17. Retrieved 2007-02-17.  ^ "Wyn Ritchie Evans: Performer, Wife of Ray Evans (obituary)". Variety. Retrieved 29 September 2014.  ^ The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation Official Website

External links[edit]

Ray Evans on IMDb The Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation Official Website Ray Evans papers, 1921-2012, Kislak Center for Special
Special
Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania. Obituary, The Guardian, February 20, 2007 Obituary, The Independent, February 20, 2007 Obituary, The Telegraph, February 20, 2007 Obituary, The New York Times, February 17, 2007

v t e

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

v t e

Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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